Luria Neuroscience Institute

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Luria Neuroscience Institute
Formation 2011
Type Research Institute
Location
  • New York City, NY
Director
Elkhonon Goldberg
Website http://lninstitute.org

Luria Neuroscience Institute (LNI) and its not-for-profit arm Luria Scientific Foundation (LNF) were founded in 2011 with the broad purpose of advancing research in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, and disseminating knowledge in these areas.[1] Fostering international scientific and educational collaborations is among LNI’s priorities. The Institute has been named in honor of Alexander Luria, one of the founding fathers of modern neuropsychology as a scientific discipline. LNI is based in New York City and is directed by Elkhonon Goldberg, a student and close associate of Alexander Luria.

Research activities[edit]

LNI has supported and continues to support a number of research collaborations in the areas of cognitive and clinical neurosciences.[2][3] These include the function and dysfunction of the frontal lobes, cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease, shared genetic/epigenetic causation of psychiatric disorders and dementias, and others. In keeping with the LNI’s priorities, these collaborations involve scientists both in leading North American and European universities.

Educational activities[edit]

Luria Neuroscience Institute is offering several neuropsychology courses [4] about the brain and brain disorders of potential interest both to the mental health professionals and the general educated public. The programs are offered in New York City.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luria Neuroscience Institute homepage". Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  2. ^ Schizophrenia and frontotemporal dementia: Shared causation?, International Review of Psychiatry. International Review of Psychiatry, April 2013; 25(2): 168–177.
  3. ^ Hemispheric asymmetries of cortical volume in the human brain, Cortex, 2013, 49, 200-210.
  4. ^ "Neuropsychology Courses". Luria Neuroscience Institute. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 

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